Hikes & Walks

Williamstown Trails

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation maintains numerous trails in the Williamstown area with a comprehensive online trail map and a kiosk at 671 Cold Spring Road.

Appalachian Trail in Massachusetts

Throughout Berkshire County

The Appalachian Trail is one of the longest continuously marked footpaths in the world, measuring roughly 2,180 miles in length.

Bascom Lodge and the summit of Mount Greylock

Top of Mount Greylock

Bascom Lodge is a rustic stone and wood building at the summit Mount Greylock, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s on the Appalachain Trail. It is open from May to October.

Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

Adams to Lanesboro

The Ashuwillticook Rail Trail is a multiuse trail running north – south in Berkshire County.

Cascades Trail

North Adams

A short, beautiful river walk following the Notch Brook in North Adams from the end of Marion Avenue to a popular cascading waterfall. Visit BerkshireHiking.com for a complete description.

Field Farm

Williamstown

Enjoy more than four miles of moderate hiking.

Hoosac Range Trail

North Adams

Three-mile ridgeline trail over dramatic cliffs to Spruce Hill, offering outstanding hiking, snowshoeing, views and birdwatching during raptor migration.

Hopkins Memorial Forest

Williamstown

A 2,600 acre reserve managed by Williams College for research and teaching activities while preserving and monitoring forest resources.

Mount Greylock Visitor Center

The Visitor Center is open year-round with trail maps, orientation, tourist information, and exhibits on natural and cultural stories of the park.

Northern Berkshire Outdoor Guide

Williams College

An introduction to the Berkshires and an extensive list of trails and sections on hiking, fishing, climbing, paddling and winter camping.

Mountain Meadow Preserve

Williamstown

Straddling the Massachusetts/Vermont border, this inviting mix of forest and field, wetland and wildflower meadow, draws both novice hikers and serious naturalists.

Pine Cobble Trail

Williamstown

Offers one of the finest panoramic views of the Hoosic River valley.

Pittsfield State Forest

Pittsfield

30 miles of trails encourage visitors to escape into the quiet of the state forest which follows the crest of the Taconic Mountain Range separating Massachusetts and New York.

Stony Ledge

On Mt. Greylock

A challenging hike with great views—some say the best views in the Mount Greylock State Reservation.

Greylock Glen

Adams

A network of meadows, swamps and woodlands covers more than 1,000 acres on the slopes of Mount Greylock, with picnic tables by the pond, an accessible trail and a mountain biking trail and trails for walking, hiking, romping with dogs and horseback riding.

Clarksburg State Park

Clarksburg

In 368 acres of northern hardwood forest, Mauserts Pond has picnic and a pavilion area, and the pond is surrounded by 9.5 miles of foot trails along which visitors may observe a variety of wildlife, and perhaps a moose.

Hoosac Range Hike

Berkshire Natural Resources Council

July 21, 2018 2:00 PM - July 21, 2018

Take in the beautiful view from Sunset Rock on the Hoosac Range and enjoy a post-hike wine and cheese gathering hosted by BNRC volunteer Ron, just down the road.

Williamstown Ring Hike: Prospect Mountain

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

August 11, 2018

Climb Prospect Mountain, a strenuous hike by the Appalachian Trail to a great view, then up to Notch Road, 2.2 miles in all. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Wilbur Clearing parking lot on Notch Road (where the AT crosses the road) for carpooling down to Pattison Road.

Williamstown Ring Hike: Mount Greylock

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

August 25, 2018

Climb Mount Greylock by the AT. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Mount Greylock summit parking lot for carpooling back down to Wilbur Clearing parking lot where AT crosses the road. The whole hike is 3.2 miles of moderate going.

Williamstown Ring Hike: Stone Hill

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation

October 13, 2018

 Stone Hill Trails: a loop hike with geological interpretation, easy walking. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lunder Center at Stone Hill at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.

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